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The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Understand Native Spanish Speakers

I can’t tell you how many times Spanish learners have told me “I have a hard time understanding native Spanish speakers.” You probably find that you can understand Spanish better when you read it. But when you started learning Spanish, I doubt your goal was to get really good at reading and only vaguely understand […]

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Does Tim Ferriss Have the Secret to Rapid Language Learning?

Tim Ferriss is known for deconstructing world class performers of all kinds to identify efficient ways of doing everything from exercise, cooking, productivity, and even dancing tango. It’s no surprise, then, that Ferriss has also tackled the skill of foreign language learning. In this video, he talks about his method. The Method: Tim Ferriss uses […]

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The Ultimate List of Podcasts for Spanish Learners (Updated 2020)

50+ Interesting Podcasts that Will Help You Understand Spoken Spanish for Free If you’re like many Spanish learners, you are better at reading Spanish than understanding spoken Spanish. Unless you have had lots of exposure to native Spanish speakers, it can be hard to understand the rapid pace of Spanish speech. To overcome this hump, […]

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Can You Text LOL in Spanish? 5 Simple Ways to Decode Spanish Texting Slang

Have you ever wondered how to text LOL in Spanish? Are you confused by slang in Spanish texting? { Take this quiz to test your Spanish texting IQ } Increasingly, most communication in our digital world is in a mash up of acronyms and shorthand. When you are learning Spanish, you may receive SMS texts, […]

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Learning Spanish on a Budget: How to Find an Affordable Tutor on iTalki (Updated for 2018)

If you’re learning Spanish (or any other language) on a budget, you should check out iTalki. The site provides access to hundreds of vetted language tutors from all over the world for one-on-one private tutoring sessions. The lessons are generally taught via Skype, so you can chat with anyone, anywhere in the world. I love the […]

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47 Authentic News Sites for Instant Spanish Immersion

When you are learning Spanish, reading authentic news and current events is one of the best ways to improve your Spanish. By immersing yourself in real-world Spanish, you will begin to naturally learn new words, sentence structures, and most importantly about the culture and current events in Spanish-speaking communities. Not only will you improve your […]

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The Only Spanish Learning Hack that Really Works

Around new year’s, many people set resolutions for things they’d like to accomplish for the upcoming year. If learning Spanish is one of your goals, I want to share with you the only Spanish goal-setting hack you’ll ever need. It’s the only thing that really matters if you want to become fluent in Spanish. Something […]

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Stop Saying Sí: 10 Ways to Express Agreement in Spanish

I’m sure you already know how to say yes in Spanish, but nothing causes a conversation to fizzle faster than short, abrupt, one-word answers. When you are first learning Spanish, your natural desire will be to respond with what you are comfortable saying- sí, no, gracias. However, if you want to step up your game […]

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